Amplified Bible

Psalm 147

Praise for Jerusalem’s Restoration and Prosperity.

1Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our [gracious and majestic] God;
Praise is becoming and appropriate.

The Lord is building up Jerusalem;
He is gathering [together] the exiles of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].

He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by their names.

Great is our [majestic and mighty] Lord and abundant in strength;
His understanding is inexhaustible [infinite, boundless].

The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.


Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God with the lyre,

Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass grow on the mountains.

He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens that for which they cry.
10 
He does not delight in the strength (military power) of the horse,
Nor does He take pleasure in the legs (strength) of a man.
11 
The Lord favors those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience],
Those who wait for His mercy and lovingkindness.

12 
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 
For He has strengthened the bars of your gates,
He has blessed your children within you.
14 
He makes peace in your borders;
He satisfies you with the finest of the wheat.
15 
He sends His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16 
He gives [to the earth] snow like [a blanket of] wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 
He casts out His ice like fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
18 
He sends out His word and melts the ice;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
19 
He declares His word to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
20 
He has not dealt this way with any [other] nation;
They have not known [understood, appreciated, heeded, or cherished] His ordinances.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 147

讚美上帝復興耶路撒冷

1你們要讚美耶和華!
歌頌我們的上帝,真是美好!
讚美祂,真是快樂合宜!
耶和華重建耶路撒冷,
召集被擄去的以色列人。
祂醫治心靈破碎的人,
包紮他們的創傷。
祂決定眾星的數目,
給它們一一命名。
我們的主偉大無比,充滿力量,
祂的智慧沒有窮盡。
耶和華扶持謙卑人,
毀滅邪惡人。
你們要以感恩的心歌頌耶和華,
彈琴讚美我們的上帝。
祂以雲霞遮蔽天空,
降雨水滋潤大地,
使山上長出綠草。
祂賜食物給走獸,
餵養嗷嗷待哺的小烏鴉。
10 耶和華所喜悅的不是強健的馬匹,
也不是矯捷的戰士,
11 而是敬畏祂、仰望祂慈愛的人。

12 耶路撒冷啊,要頌讚耶和華;
錫安啊,要讚美你的上帝。
13 因為祂使你的城門堅固,
賜福給你的兒女。
14 祂使你四境平安,
飽享上好的麥子。
15 祂向大地發出命令,
祂的話迅速傳開。
16 祂降下羊毛般的白雪,
撒下爐灰般的寒霜。
17 祂拋下碎石般的冰雹,
誰能經得住祂降下的嚴寒呢?
18 祂一聲令下,冰雪便溶化,
微風便吹拂,河川便奔流。
19 祂將自己的話傳於雅各,
將自己的律例和法令指示以色列。
20 祂未曾這樣對待其他國家,
他們不知道祂的律法。
你們要讚美耶和華!